Summary of CAP Strategic Plans for 2023-2027: joint effort and collective ambition

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Series Details COM (2023) 707
Publication Date 23/11/2023
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Report published by the European Commission on 23 November 2023, examining the combined efforts of the national CAP Strategic Plans (CSPs) towards the wider objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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The CAP Strategic Plans are the key tool for delivering the Common Agricultural Policy between 2023 and 2027. Drafted by the Member States and approved by the European Commission to ensure that overall objectives are met, the CSPs seek to support farming and rural areas with a total of €307 billion in public expenditure through the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), including national co-financing.

By introducing CSPs - which are a single planning tool - the EU co-legislators shift the orientation of CAP implementation from compliance to performance. The CAP legislation established safeguards that frame Member States' scope of action in order to uphold a level playing field and ensure collective ambition. Compared to the previous CAP period, a great overall contribution to achieving environment- and climate-related objectives through the CAP was required.

This report examines the Plans' combined efforts towards the CAP's objectives based on an analysis of the needs and intervention logic established by Member States. The analysis focuses on the Plans’ priorities, financial allocation, targets, requirements, and voluntary practices. It responds to the co-legislators' call for the Commission to draw up a summary of the approved CSPs, and it also addresses the CSP's contribution to the EU's targets for 2030 as set out in the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy and the EU Biodiversity Strategy. It was adopted by the European Commission on 23 November 2023.

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European Commission: DG Agriculture and Rural Development: Common Agricultural Policy: CAP Strategic Plans
European Commission: Press Release, 23/11/2023: Report on CAP covering the 2023-2027 period highlights shift towards a sustainable EU farming model

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Regulation (EU) 2021/2115 establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

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